Okay, so not my usual style of poetry. I was trying to challenge myself to use all of the Merriam Webster words of the day from 10/08/18-10/14/18 all in one poem. It was a challenge and with the word Luddite among the list of words technology automatically became the topic that came to mind.
The list of words that I was challenging myself to include are as follows:
- By and large
In the end, I was happy with how it turned out and you hope you enjoy reading the results of my self-challenge.
Not to say that technology is for everyone but for me, it’s been a wonderful tool that has helped me stay better connected with my friends and family from such a distance. Granted by no means is it the same as being in person with my loved ones, but it truly helps when I can video chat and hear their voice, or just send a quick text of something that made me think of them.
If it weren’t for the advances in technology I probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to share my thoughts and art with the world the way that I’ve been able to here on the blogosphere and on social media. I wouldn’t be able to connect with all the wonderful people here on WordPress that have helped me to continue to grow and find my own voice as a writer. It’s empowered me to share and connect in ways that only technology would have made possible.
I recognize that while there are many wonderful benefits to the growing and advancing world of technology there are also increased risks as well. No matter what new inventions come along in our world, there will always be many benefits, as well as risks associated with the benefits. Just as there is light in our world, there is darkness. We must have both to live a “balanced” life. Without the darkness and shadows in the world, we wouldn’t have continued growth and understanding of who we are, we wouldn’t appreciate love, hope, and happiness the same way we do when we think about the pain and sadness that we’ve experienced.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my poem and thoughts on technology.